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Maxine Waters
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Chair of the
House Financial Services Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Deputy Carolyn Maloney
Preceded by Jeb Hensarling
Ranking Member of the
House Financial Services Committee
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
Deputy Carolyn Maloney
Dan Kildee
Preceded by Barney Frank
Succeeded by Patrick McHenry
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
January 3, 1991
Preceded by Augustus Hawkins
Constituency 29th district (1991–1993)
35th district (1993–2013)
43rd district (2013–present)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 48th district
In office
December 6, 1976 – November 30, 1990
Preceded by Leon D. Ralph
Succeeded by Marguerite Archie-Hudson
Personal details
Maxine Moore Carr

(1938-08-15) August 15, 1938 (age 83)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Edward Waters
(m. 1956; div. 1972)

Sid Williams (m. 1977)
Children 2
Education California State University, Los Angeles (BA)

Maxine Moore Waters (born August 15, 1938) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for CA's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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